America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965729X
Size: 74.97 MB
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America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.

America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656943
Size: 23.97 MB
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How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike.

The Big Crowd

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544105915
Size: 65.17 MB
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice "The Big Crowd is nothing short of a modern masterpiece." — Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo Tom O’Kane has always looked up to his brother, Charlie, latching onto him as a surrogate ...

Ingenious

Author: Jason Fagone
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307591506
Size: 61.66 MB
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Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off.

The Quartermaster

Author: Robert O'Harrow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671946
Size: 56.96 MB
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O’Harrow tells the full dramatic story of this fierce, strong, honest, loyal, forward-thinking, major American figure.

I Ll Drink To That

Author: Betty Halbreich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634553
Size: 61.87 MB
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The stunning true story of Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire.

Crude Volatility

Author: Robert McNally
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543689
Size: 44.24 MB
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Crafting an engrossing journey from the gushing New England oil fields to the fraught and fractious Middle East, Crude Volatility provides a crucial perspective that discards distractions and tired myths, shows lessons learned from prior ...

Luxury

Author: Professor of Design History Peter McNeil
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199663248
Size: 79.48 MB
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More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon.

Why The Wheel Is Round

Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638117X
Size: 59.15 MB
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Why the Wheel Is Round explores all manner of treadwheels, hand-spikes, gears, and more, as well as how these technologies diversified into such things as hand-held drills and hurdy-gurdies.

Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747561621
Size: 67.57 MB
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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: the dazzling international bestseller from the author of The Virgin Suicides . a rollicking family epic like no other!